Category: Imagining Better Worlds

Feminism Today

ABOUT ONE BILLION RISING ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.* ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE…

Inspiration and In Memoriam: Mary McIntosh

The past few days have been very sad ones as I have learnt of the deaths of two former  teachers, colleagues and dear friends: Stan Cohen and Mary McIntosh. They were both inspirational; both pioneers in their works for rights and better worlds ; both serious intellectuals; and both very dear people. They will be…

In Memoriam: Stan Cohen

The past few days have been very sad ones as I have learnt of the deaths of two former  teachers, colleagues and dear friends: Stan Cohen and Mary McIntosh. They were both inspirational; both pioneers in their works for rights and better worlds ; both serious intellectuals; and both very dear people. They will be…

Ending India’s War on Women

Posted: 3 January 2013 Damini*, a 23-year-old student from Delhi, didn’t live to see 2013 — she died two days before the new year following a horrific gang rape on a bus in Delhi. Her case has sparked outrage across the world, and if enough of us act now, this tragedy could be the beginning of the end for India’s…

Return to contingencies: It’s a wonderful life?

holidays at the blog! have  a wonderful holiday It’s a Wonderful Life Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he. Clarence ,the angel, as he shows George Bailey what the world would look like if he had not lived.    …

Shit! It’s World Toilet Day

Shit! Monday 19th November is World Toilet Day Today is World Toilet Day. Across the world of some seven billion people, some  2.6 billion people ( 40%) have no access to sanitation. It is the direct cause of much disease and death. The Millennium Development Project wants to halve this by 2015.  (click on this)…

Nigeria is days from passing the “Jail the Gays” bill 

This is one of the harshest anti-gay laws the world has ever seen. The proposed law will mean 10 years in prison for two people daring to hold hands in public.

  • Live with someone of the same sex – 10 years in prison
  • Organise a gathering of gay people – 10 years in prison
  • Support the idea of a pride march – 10 years in prison
After a year languishing in the House of Assembly, the “Jail the Gays” bill has been rushed through with zero notice. The only roadblock before it becomes law is one signature – President Goodluck Jonathan’s. Last year, 65,000 of us stood against this bill and it was abandoned! Can you take one minute to help us do it again?  It takes only one minute but it could change history:

www.allout.org/nigeria-veto

When the bill was first introduced, politicians said there were no gay people in their country. Our friends in Nigeria have said they are not taking this lying down – they’ve got a plan and they’re asking for our help. Right now, they are organising an unprecedented response of African advocates – both straight and gay – to speak out against this bill. Today, we are showing that not only do Nigerian LGBT people exist, but the whole world has their back. Will you stand with Nigerians against this hateful law and help us to get to 100,000 signatures?

www.allout.org/nigeria-veto

The only way to stop this bill is to trumpet Nigerian voices for equality – supported by millions around the world. President Jonathan can veto the bill – and if he hears these Nigerian voices, he’ll have to.

We know we can drive the right message to every government and media organisation around the world to make sure President Goodluck Jonathan knows his people and their allies will not tolerate him signing this bill into law. Will you take one minute and add your name now?

www.allout.org/nigeria-veto

Thanks for going All Out.

Quoting Humanisms: Let’s Hope!

I am a pessimist because of intelligence

but an optimist because of will    Antonio Gramsci

 

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